Garganey

Spatula querquedula

Order

ANSERIFORMES

Family

Ducks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)

Code 4

GARG

Code 6

ANAQUE

ITIS

HEAD

Garganey Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Spatulate
  • Eye Color: Dark brown
  • Head pattern: Striped, Unique pattern, Eyebrow
  • Crown Color: Dark Brown
  • Forehead Color: Dark brown
  • Nape Color: Dark Brown
  • Throat Color: Dark brown with fine gray barring.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Garganey Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 36-41 cm (14-16 in)
  • Weight: 520 g (18.34 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Gray
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Dark brown feathers edged in gray.
  • Back Pattern: Scaled or scalloped
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Scaled or scalloped

FLIGHT

Garganey Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Fast direct flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 58-64 cm (23-25 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Mottled
  • Upper Tail: Brown
  • Under Tail: Brown
  • Leg Color: Gray
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